#1 Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecution of Jews by Rev 26.01.2014 19:19

avatar

Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecution of Jews

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins sparks outrage after suggesting America is facing a 'progressive Kristallnacht'

By Nick Allen, Los Angeles

9:10PM GMT 26 Jan 2014

A billionaire Silicon Valley venture capitalist has been condemned for "ghastly and disgraceful" comments after he compared criticism of America's rich to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

Tom Perkins, 66, wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal, which was published, in which he likened the Occupy movement to Kristallnacht, the infamous pogrom of Nov 9-10, 1938.

In his letter titled "Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?" Mr Perkins said: "Writing from the epicentre of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its 'one per cent', namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one per cent, namely the rich.

"From the Occupy movement to the demonisation of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one per cent."

Mr Perkins cited the antipathy in San Francisco towards luxury "Google buses" that carry technology workers to their well paid jobs, and growing anger over rising house prices caused by wealthy buyers employed by internet companies.

"This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking," he wrote.

"Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent 'progressive' radicalism unthinkable now?"

Read more:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...on-of-Jews.html

#2 RE: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecution of Jews by algernonpj 29.01.2014 13:28

avatar

Demonizing the rich solely for being rich and blaming them for all the countries problems is a red herring used by statists to diver attention away from big government interference which is actually responsible.

That being said it is ironic that the complaint comes from Ted Perkins, citizen of the world and crony capitalist, who like Bill Gates make his fortune via government interference in among other things the labor market.

Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor